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Coordinates: 45°14′N 77°56′W / 45.233°N 77.933°W / 45.233; -77.933

Municipality of Hastings Highlands
—  Township  —
Maynooth
Country Canada
Province Ontario
County Hastings
Established January 1, 2001
Government
 - Type Township
 - Mayor Ronald J. Emond
 - Governing Body
 - MP
 - MPP
Area
 - Total 967.34 km2 (373.5 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 4,033
 - Density 4.2/km2 (10.9/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span
Website www.hastingshighlands.ca

Hastings Highlands is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Located in the northernmost portion of Hastings County, the township had a population of 4,033 in the 2006 Canadian census.

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Communities

The township's administrative and commercial centre is the community of Maynooth, located at the junction of Highway 62 and Highway 127 north of Bancroft.

The township also comprises the communities of Baptiste, Barrymere, Bell Rapids, Birds Creek, Centreview, Graphite, Greenview, Hickey Settlement, Hughes, Hybla, Lake St. Peter, Maple Leaf, Maynooth Station, McAlpine Corners, McGarry Flats, Monteagle Valley, Musclow, Purdy, Scotch Bush, Scott Settlement and York River.

History

CNR station at Maynooth Station, Ontario c1971

Maynooth Station was a railway station on the Canadian National Railways, originally established in 1907 by the Central Ontario Railway to serve the Maynooth area, later acquired by Canadian Northern Railway and CNR. A few residences are located near the station. This section of railway was abandoned in 1984. Maynooth Station was 15.83 rail miles north of Bancroft and 7.91 miles by rail, northward to Lake St. Peter, and 15.87 miles to end of track.

The current municipality of Hastings Highlands was incorporated on January 1, 2001 by amalgamating the former townships of Bangor, Wicklow and McClure, Herschel and Monteagle.

Culture

Lake St. Peter

Each year on the Labour Day weekend Maynooth hosts a festival called 'Maynooth Madness' which includes the loggers games featuring local talents such as log-slicing with chainsaws and skidder operating competition.

In 2008, a group has formed with the intent of restoring the Maynooth Station and creating an interpretive centre therein.

Lake St. Peter's economy is primarily based on tourism. One of the OFSC snowmobile trails passes through the community.[1]

The lake also brings tourism to the area in the summer. Currently the community supports three restaurants, two churches, a hardware store, Lake St. Peter Provincial Park[2], a general store and a post office.

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